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On Censorship and Program Notes

OK, regarding the recent hoopla around the NYYS censoring their latest commission; I’ve been talking with a few people about this and I’ve heard a variety of interesting perspectives. So… here’s my un-solicited view: First off, NYYS made a terrible and frankly, cowardly choice to pull the piece just because of one anonymous letter. The […]

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New URL!

As you may have noticed (since you’re at this site reading this post), my website has a new web address! You can now find me at http://www.jderderian.com. This will still be the place to get all the news and updates about my musical projects, events, concerts, musical thoughts and ramblings, and everything else related to […]

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On The Threshold of 2015

2015 is well under way, and thus far it has been quite productive. I reached the double bar on the central movement of a piece I began over a year ago (though I did take a year-long hiatus from it since I was busy writing¬†Fantasy in Metal for the RE:Percussion Duo, as well as organizing […]

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Artistic Entrepreneurship

At the three-quarters mark, this has proven to be a very productive year thus far. I’ve organized two concerts, one of which involved multiple cities and ensembles, the other was my first entirely self-produced gig. Both of those also commissioned two new piece, both of which I’m quite proud of. I was re-elected to the […]